The Francophone community attending the recent Chaplaincy Mass were in the main French speakers from the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Congo. 

They meet to celebrate Mass at 1.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month at St Patrick’s in Coventry (Sun 9 Feb).

This Mass was celebrated by Canon Stewart, assisted by Rev Fr Matthew Pittam and Deacon Dieudonné.

Mgr Daniel McHugh, Diocesan Ethnic Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, gave the Homily. He is now looking forward to the next Francophone Mass in Birmingham, to be celebrated by Fr Jeremy Howard.

The Mass and refreshments in St Patrick’s were filled with joy.

It was good to be celebrating on Racial Justice Sunday and to relate Chaplaincies to our proclamation of mutual respect for people of different races and people of different colour.

Photo Gallery by Con McHugh

French Chaplaincy Mass